Lychnis

Lychnis is a small genus in the Caryophyllaceae family, native to Eurasia and N-Africa. It is closely related to the genus Silene,  one of the differentiating characteristics being that species in the Lychnis genus have sticky flower stalks. The flowers are fairly large and often in bright shades of red or pink.

Lychnis x arkwrightii
Lychnis x arkwrightii

Campion

Lychnis viscaria 'Purpurea'
Lychnis viscaria 'Purpurea'

Sticky Catchfly

Lychnis viscaria
Lychnis viscaria

Sticky Catchfly

Lychnis x haageana 'Molten Lava'
Lychnis x haageana 'Molten Lava'

Dwarf Campion

Lychnis flos-jovis
Lychnis flos-jovis

Flower of Jove

Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'
Lychnis flos-cuculi 'Nana'

Ragged Robin

Lychnis chalcedonica
Lychnis chalcedonica

Maltese Cross

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